VJH REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS
• Do spot environmental sampling in the VJH delivery ward.
• Swab cots and beds where patients are housed, especially on surfaces that are touched often.
• Limit swabbing to 10-15 swabs.
• Conduct thorough terminal clean of delivery suite (s) and post-delivery suites, as per protocols.
• Swab mothers between 35 and 37 weeks. Take one swab of vagina (vaginal introitus), and one of rectum (insert swab through the anal sphincter).
• Clearly indicate by label mother’s response to penicillin.
• Request susceptibility testing for Clindamycin and Erythromycin.
• Routine hand hygiene by health-care professionals caring for infants colonised or, infected with GBS is the best way to prevent the spread to other infants (2009 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, Red Book, AAP).